Trio Agogo
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Trio Agogo

Trio Agogo return to their spiritual home for another wild ride of Brazilian goodness, bringing with them the hottest of grooves and the guitar madness of 4, 6 and 7 string guitars.

Expect Samba, Choro, Forro and more as the Agog’s take flight

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Brendan Lloyd
Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Brendan Lloyd

Free // Front Bar

Brendan Lloyd is a Brunswick-based songwriter, who writes emotive, heart-on-sleeve folk-rock songs with strong, sentimental imagery in a distinctive Australian style. His songs are personal and honest, bursting with earnest melody and not short of catchy hooks and memorable lyrics.Having appeared as a frontman for various punk and rock bands for over 15 years, Brendan is an established performer and a captivating solo artist in his own right. Originally from country Victoria, Brendan brings his love of classic Australian folk music and mixes in a good dose of raw energy that he has become known for in his previous bands. Currently performing around all the best live music venues in Melbourne, and with plans for a recorded release in 2019, things are just getting started for this talented folk musician.

Website // Facebook // Youtube // Instagram

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Piano Atmospherix
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Dylan Knur's Observable Universe
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Dylan Knur's Observable Universe

Free // Front Bar

DKOU is the new project of Dylan Knur, violinist of Parkville, Paul Reid and Grand Baxter. The classical-turned-contemporary musician blends elements of folk, alternative rock and ambient music to create serene soundscapes. Make no mistake, though — Dylan Knur does not write your standard singer-songwriter love songs. Instead, he weaves twisting tales of indecision, inheritance and felony that will linger like riddles on in your mind long after they have ended.

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Combinado
Apr
25
8:00 PM20:00

Combinado

Band Room // $10 at the door

Contemporary jazz quartet Combinado are headed to the Wesley Anne to present their unique sound, blending a range of influences into originals and arrangements alike. Get on down and let them take you on a journey across a musical landscape as they’re joined by their friends Kong Kord, a jazz hip hop outfit sure to add some high energy grooves to your night.

Doors at 8pm

Então, tá combinado?
Be there.

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Songs on Song
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Songs on Song

Band Room // $20+BF presale

Songs On Song is an intimate night of songs featuring four of Melbourne’s leading songwriters: Alana Wilkinson, Tiaryn, Maja and Benjamin Trillado. On stage together in a songwriters-in-the-round format, these musicians will bounce off each other in a game of free association with songs, deciding what they’ll play next only based on the inspiration of what they’ve just heard. Also featuring sets from Alana Wilkinson and Tiaryn, plus a special guest MC. Songs On Song is proudly contributing a portion of each ticket sold to Support Act - the organisation dedicated to supporting the wellbeing of those working in the music industries.  

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Adrian Whyte
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Adrian Whyte

Free // Front Bar

Adrian Whyte takes the instrumental format of a small jazz combo and runs through all kinds of territory, from contemporary renditions of pop classics to traditional jazz, these guys will have you guessing tunes and tapping your feet. The perfect backdrop to a few drinks and conversation. Checkout Adrian Whyte's Old Jazz New School album on Spotify and you'll know what you're in for!

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Esstee Big Band
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Esstee Big Band

Band Room // $10

Esstee Big Band is Melbourne’s hardest-swinging 18-piece jazz ensemble. Synonymous with toe-tapping, swing dancing good times, Esstee Big Band performs the best of the classic big band vocal repertoire, as well as the most exciting instrumentals and original compositions in town. Featuring fabulous singers Margot Leighton and Zac Teichmann, Esstee has played around Melbourne for the past 15 years, including regular performances at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, The Spotted Mallard, The Penny Black, Manchester Lane, Stonnington Jazz and many more. If you like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Connick Jr, Nina Simone, Michael Buble or even a bit of Basie, Mingus or Ellington, then Esstee Big Band is the band for you!

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Bob Hutchison
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Bob Hutchison

Free // Front Bar

Folk musician Bob Hutchison's performances marry his singular tenor voice, dynamic finger-picked guitar and lively bluegrass-inspired rhythms
with a consummate troubadour's sensibility.

Bob's songs are vibrant, his narratives and characters vivid with action and antiquity. His deft lyricism spans tall-tales, philosophical imagery
and melancholy ballads with confidence and wisdom.

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Piano Atmospherix
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
May
1
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Simon Phillips
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Simon Phillips

Free // Front Bar

Simon Phillips has been described by Tommy Emmanuel as “a serious talent”. Simon is far from your typical guitarist, with a vast range of vocal melodies and using every limb in his body – his foot percussion that brings the beat, a tambourine and the sweet sounds from his Cole Clark. This virtuoso blends a distinctive and skilful sound that’s heavily steeped in soul, gospel, finger style and blues & roots. Did we mention the harmonica and mouth trumpet? Simon redefines the meaning of a one-man-band with the artistry that The Freemantle Herald called “Quite literally amazing…he should be listened to obsessively”.

His evocative lyrics express a voice deep within which talks of a raw human emotion that we all implicitly know. “It’s all about the fragility of the human condition, there are so many beautiful stories that need to be told… We need to document how people make change, and hopefully that will inspire change for the future”, Simon says. His fingers alone write their own story on his guitar strings, with a mastery and inventiveness that demands your attention.

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Jess Mahler Trio
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Jess Mahler Trio

Free // Front Bar

Returning to the Wesley Anne for a cozy Friday night session, The Jess Mahler Trio will serenade you with some easy listening tunes to start your weekend off right. Come grab a drink and some food and sit back and relax as the trio plays through a bunch of their favourite standards and jams.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Tracey Barnett
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Tracey Barnett

Free // Front Bar

Beloved Western Australian blues and roots performer Tracey Barnett will play a string of dates across Victoria and New South Wales this May, returning to some of her favourite venues from her October 2018 tour.

The singer-songwriter has been wowing audiences with her distinctive, high-energy brand of blues and roots, earning her a reputation for exhilarating solo shows that leave audiences wanting more. That reputation saw her crowned 'Best Regional Act' at the WAM Awards in November 2018.

You will be moved, you will be inspired and find it impossible to resist tapping your foot along to her solid rhythm and slide guitar hooks. Coming from an alternative rock background, Tracey's solo show mixes experimental flair with traditional rock and country, creating a fusion that’s impossible to resist. Packed with emotion, her dynamic sound inspires hopefulness, connectedness and pure, unadulterated fun.

Tracey's debut album Heart, Soul, Feeling was released in 2017, earning multiple WAM Award nominations and radio airplay on Triple J and ABC.
The Bridgetown local is beloved in her home state of WA where she has toured extensively for over a decade and played major festivals including Fairbridge and Blues at Bridgetown.

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Glory B
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Glory B

Free // Front Bar

Glory B is a funk-train loaded with explosive grooves, a strange hybrid of cabaret jazz and blues that has escaped quarantine and is bearing down on rock and roll like an ever-mutating alien virus. Led by pianist, vocalist and songwriter Bryson Mulholland the band features Daniel Brates on the drum set and Mimmo Panunzio on bass. Bryson is himself a strange, quivering beast, born of a piano’s unnatural mating with George Clinton’s best platform boots. Cabaret is his chief vice, and in public he conducts tests banned under international conventions, just to taste the temperament of the post-Tom Waits world. Working exclusively with producer Christian Pyle, Glory B has released three studio albums, Standing at the Door (2018), Sex Party (2012) and Puppies of Steel (2008) through SS Prawn and Spanner Records.

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The Long Johns + Whiskey Dram
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

The Long Johns + Whiskey Dram

Band Room // $10+BF presale, $15 door

The Long Johns are hitchin’ up the wagons and hittin’ the road with a national tour traversing fresh territory and revisiting some former with a few of their favourite things; Barbecue, Beer, Beach and Hot Rods. Across four states including WA, VIC, NSW and QLD from the tail of March through mid May. You can catch The Long Johns with Whiskey Dram at Wesley Anne, Melbourne Friday May 10th!

Following the Brisbane based acts debut at Woodford Folk Festival in 2016, 2018 has seen the group hot on the festival circuit while also receiving nomination for a Queensland Music award and their latest single “Hound Dog” added to ABC rotation, making 2018 a clover year.

The four piece rag tag troupe, likened to a bastardised Janis Joplin Bluegrass garnished with your old pa’s ashes for some hints of old timey flavour and 1940’s skiffle, feature a lineup of banjos, sousaphone, national guitar, pots ’n’ pans and the skeletons from your closet. The Long Johns are: Sian Evans,
Steve Buchanan, Skritch and Paul Watson.

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Mo' Sco
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Mo' Sco

Free // Front Bar

Come with us on a journey to the land of Voodoo, Po' Boy's and Gris Gris. Explore the murky waters of the bayou. The soundtrack? Music from John Scofield's avant-jazz-funk collaborations with Medeski, Martin and Wood. Improvised music you can dance to.

Mo' Sco are playing 2 sets at the Wesley Anne front bar from 6pm.

Mo' Sco are:
Tim Willis: Electric Guitar
Ron Romero: Tenor Sax
Byron Goodwin: Drums
Adam Rudegeair: Organ/Keys/Voodoo
Richard Rose: Electric Bass

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Hannah Acfield
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Hannah Acfield

Band Room // $15

When you hear a voice that transports you to a different place, makes you feel something intangible and stays with long after the song has ended, you know you've found something special.

Melbourne musician Hannah Acfield has been leaving audiences throughout the country awed with her versatile voice that has the ability to sing just about anything.

Goyte (Wally DeBacker) believes she has "an expressive voice that engages you instantly", while Venetta Fields says Hannah has "the best voice I've heard in a long time".

One half of the sibling duo ‘The Acfields’, Hannah has spent the last six months writing for her debut solo album. It’s a move in a different musical direction – a synthesis between soul, gospel and folk music.

Armed with her new electric guitar, Hannah is showcasing her new material at The Wesley Anne before heading into the studio.

Joined by special guests.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
May
22
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Rick Hart Trio
May
26
6:00 PM18:00

Rick Hart Trio

Free // Front Bar

The Rick Hart Trio will be bringing two sets of their rootsy, melody soaked, harmony laden, countrified soul to the Wesley Anne for the first time.

For The Country Record said “Hart is a refreshing counterpart to the plethora of male singers who have gone awry of country tradition. Hart is a perfect antidote to whatever bro-hangover still looms over.”

With a voice that floats with soulful warmth and honesty, Rick Hart’s words and melodies weave through all the dynamics and extremes of human emotions and relationships. A tapestry of melody soaked simplicity and thoughtful imagery.

Australian Country music icon Bill Chambers said, "I've worked with Rick Hart, he's a superb songwriter! Rick's music is a unique combination of roots and country."

Having played with and alongside the likes of Bill Chambers and Things of Stone and Wood, along with two releases under his belt (Spiral, Let Me In), shows are filled warmth and honesty wrapped around Hart's unique storytelling.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
May
29
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Dan Musil & Beau Atkinson
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Dan Musil & Beau Atkinson

Front Bar // Free

Dan Musil plays slide guitar like no one else, and Beau Atkinson plays guitar like a man-possessed. With a shared love of improvising and genre-bending, together they blues-up traditional Celtic tunes, funk-up favourite singalongs, and share from a magic bag of original songs & tunes. Get involved.

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SHOL Quintet
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

SHOL Quintet

Free // Front Bar

SHOL is a quintet from Melbourne that has been performing and recording since 2012. They are a contemporary jazz ensemble whose original compositions cover hard bop, free jazz, world and soul music. They have developed a personal and unique ensemble sound and are all composers in their own right.

All the members of SHOL have paid their musical dues over a period of many years performing, composing and collaborating with many of Australia’s finest jazz musicians. These musicians have come together forming a solid and highly experienced unit writing original compositions for their musical inspirations, paying homage to Coltrane, Coleman, Davis, Monk, Mingus, Taylor, Blakey etc. The music takes you on a journey exploring melodic themes, moods and rhythmic textures, building on compositions demanding freedom in improvisation.

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Kelly Brouhaha + Kerryn Fields
Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Kelly Brouhaha + Kerryn Fields

Band Room // $20

Shortlisted for the Americana Music Prize in 2018, Kelly Brouhaha’s brand of americana soul is as real as it gets. The South Australian songwriter & multi-instrumentalist spends most of the year around a campfire, travelling in her 1992 Toyota Hiace Van called “Pamela Vanderson”.

Her debut self titled album tells the story after leaving her marriage and mortgage behind in the pursuit of happiness. The single “40,000 Star Hotel”, co-written with Aleyce Simmonds is a big, ballsy, freedom-esque blues which captures the heart of the australian landscape and the lure of off-grid living.

Choosing to pursue the road less travelled after learning of her father’s alzheimers diagnosis - this album captures heartbreak and grief in a way that leaves you breathless. A diverse first offering from an artist you absolutely need to hear.

You cannot put her unique style into a box.
From big blues, to soulful country, it is real and raw and vulnerable.

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MänDzjér
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

MänDzjér

Free // Front Bar

MänDzjér is a dynamic and inspiring melting pot of musical flavours, blended together on Accordion and Guitar. The Music the Duo brings together is spontaneous, colourful and played with joy. Their collaborative playing depicts an intensity and musical understanding that comes from their mutual music backgrounds.
Accordion – Tony Mite
Guitar – Jeremy Bourke

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Piano Atmospherix
Apr
15
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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Anita Levy & Nick Watson
Apr
14
5:30 PM17:30

Anita Levy & Nick Watson

Front Bar // Free

Nick Watson, on his 7-string guitar, along with multilingual vocalist Anita Levy are coming to the Wesley Anne to delight us with their unique sound. They deliver Brazilian music in a rousing way, creating a rich ambiance. Even to hear 'The Girl from Ipanema' performed in three different languages including Japanese, brings new interpretation and style to the familiar. Make sure to catch their sound, while connecting with their music

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Melbourne Composers' League
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Melbourne Composers' League

Band Room // $10

The long-held tradition of the Melbourne Composers’ League Elbow Room concerts continues at the Wesley Anne on Sunday 14 April at 2.30pm. The Elbow Room concerts are a much-loved part of the Melbourne music scene. The concerts are not formally curated and are open to all styles of music, providing a valuable opportunity for composers to present their newest works, experiment and test out ideas or re-visit older works in a friendly and conducive atmosphere. The concerts are known for their broad and interesting array of new music by local composers, including acoustic and electronic works. For audiences, the diverse mix offers something for everyone to enjoy or be surprised and challenged by.

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Sean McMahon
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Sean McMahon

Band Room // $18

In September last year, Sean embarked on a 24 date solo tour of the east coast to coincide with the release of the single 'Spring', which won many critics praises "On his incredibly endearing new track Spring, the artist weaves together elements of folk, rock , Americana, and alt-country to deliver an earthy sound that belongs entirely to himself. The new track sees McMahon traverse through immersive storytelling and folk-infused, heartfelt soundscapes to deliver a new single that feels simultaneously mellow and adventurous."- Happy Mag
Listen to single ‘Spring’ on Spotify

Now he is set to release his LP - You Will Know When You’re There on March 1 with
Blind Date Records.

"You Will Know When You're There" - the new album by Sean McMahon

From openers ‘One Foot Out The Door’s stark confession and ‘Angel At Your Back’s reflections of ‘Waiting For My Man’, to the delicate intimacy of ‘Outsider Blues’ and ‘Just For An hour’, McMahon brings a quiet authority to his songs allowing the economy of his lines to be savoured for their wry or poignant observations. Importantly that poignancy is part of the timbre of McMahon’s voice, a gentle ache that coaxes delicate melodies that earworm in a way that is wholly believable and moving.
Throughout the record the arrangements maintain an uncluttered focus through which the songs flow, allowing a lightness of touch and a confidence in the strength of the songs to carry their weight.

Reference points might be Blood On The Tracks Bob Dylan or On The Beach Neil Young but that risks reducing the work to pastiche, instead of regarding it as the work of a dedicated, deft artist. On You Will Know When You're There, Sean has distilled his influences into an exceptional selection of songs and proves that to deliver something memorable, hard yards must be done, experience must be developed and craft learned and refined.

Recorded over several sessions with Roger Bergodaz at Union Street Studios the album features a cast of Melbourne’s musical talent, including vocals from Broads’ Kelly Day and Freya Josephine Hollick, guitar by Matt Green, piano and organ by Ryan Oliver and Joe Cope, pedal steel by Matt Dixon, strings from Jason Bun and Giles Warren and the rhythm section of Roger Bergodaz, Tim McCormack and Callan Walker.

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Trio Agogo
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Trio Agogo

Trio Agogo return to their spiritual home for another wild ride of Brazilian goodness, bringing with them the hottest of grooves and the guitar madness of 4, 6 and 7 string guitars.

Expect Samba, Choro, Forro and more as the Agog’s take flight

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JOYING
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

JOYING

Free // Front Bar

JOYING is a new jazz band by guitarist Matthew Roche which is dedicated to playing original jazz that is hard swinging, energetic and positive. Tired of existential angst and staring out of dusty windows, the prolific composer Roche sought out some old musical friends Tom Flenady (double bass) and Liam O’Leary (drums) to pay homage to the jazz royalty of his childhood. After dreaming of swinging rhythm sections from the 60’s – our protagonist decided enough is enough and began writing simple tunes with a catchy melodic vernacular held together with an improvised backbone and got on the phone –the result is JOYING.

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B R Dalton
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

B R Dalton

Band Room // $15+BF presale

With a voice that will make those hairs stand on end, B R Dalton crafts heartwarming folk songs that are lush and intimately confronting with poignant lyrics woven through an unmistakably Irish sonic tapestry, delivered with truth and grace. Born in Dublin Ireland, Dalton’s music dives deep into heartache, imigration and Irish/Australian history.

His live shows leave the audience in no doubt that they have just witnessed something extraordinary. After recent shows in Australia with Damien Rice, Dalton brings his own show to Melbourne on April 11 at The Wesley Anne. An evening not to be missed.

Support on the night from Adelaide Singer/Songwriter SAM BRITTAIN

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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All Day Breakfasts
Apr
7
6:00 PM18:00

All Day Breakfasts

Free // Front Bar

All Day Breakfast is a collaborative project inspired by the early jazz of Benny Golsen, Thelonious Monk, Jerome Kern.
All Day Breakfast make their mark with high energy, lyrical interpretations of classic tunes.
The group consists of Brennan Hamilton-Smith on saxophone, Josh Bennier on Trombone, Paddy Fitzgerald on Double Bass and Alex Spicer on Drums.

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Frank Burkitt Band & Lucy Wise
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Frank Burkitt Band & Lucy Wise

Band Room // $20+BF presale

The Frank Burkitt Band are gathering their instruments and hopping over the ditch from their New Zealand home for a 17 date tour across Victoria and New South Wales. Following on from the success of their March 2018 Australian tour in support of their second album Raconteur, which won the band the Vodafone NZ Music Award for Best Folk Artist 2019. This tour will support their new live EP Lost But Alive (out 30th Dec).

Starting at Yackandandah Folk Festival, they will perform in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and a host of smaller towns along the way. Touring this time as a trio with vocals, guitar, mandolin and double bass, they will perform original songs spanning a wide range of genres such as Americana, swing, blues and folk.
Frank’s songs often come with anecdotes and his rambling but entertaining introductions give audiences a back story to each song. Subject matters such as philosophy, space travel, nature, relationships, haircuts and colourful characters from Frank’s past are all delivered within expertly crafted arrangements, performed by fantastic musicians.

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Jam Jar
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Jam Jar

Free // Front Bar

Jam Jar are a highly energetic Melbourne-based trad jazz band. With influences ranging from the masters, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, to local bands The Red Onion Band and The Hoodangers, they combine the sounds of New Orleans and Melbourne in their upbeat repertoire of original songs and beloved standards. Their debut, self-titled album is a lighthearted commentary on the apathy and anxieties of modern life and a yearning for a romanticised past, all wrapped up in toe tapping tunes you can’t help but dance to. In their trio form they'll present stripped-back versions of all their favourites.

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The Pigs
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Pigs

Band Room // $25+BF presale, $30 door

The family that plays together, stays together and The Pigs are living proof as they prepare to unleash their first all original album on the world: Hillbilly Synthesiser. With unforgettable song names like ‘Go, Robot Goat’, ‘I’m Never Gonna Be Barry White’, ‘Sterilised! Humidified! Sleep Deprived!’, and ‘While The Moon Rolled Down The Street’, this is their first album release without an ounce of space for a cover.

The Pigs' will perform songs from Hillbilly Synthesiser and also their greatest hits... and there are many!

Highlights of The Pigs’ 13 years on the Australian highways include performances at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, The Gympie Music Muster, Woodford Folk Festival, The Deni Ute Muster, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Broadbeach Country Music Festival, and Queenscliff Music Festival. Live performances weren’t enough for admirers, so they’ve also popped up on the tele in places like Australia’s Got Talent (Semi-Finals), Studio Ten, Spicks n Specks, Rage and The Country Music Channel.

Throughout this time they’ve released four albums and come to be known as the band that has made songs by Beyonce, Powderfinger, John Farnham, INXS, Skyhooks, Kelis, and even Kanye West, bluegrass – just as they were meant to be!

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The Dykeside
Apr
4
8:00 PM20:00

The Dykeside

Band Room // $25 full, $22 concession

Lori Bell and Bobby Macumber are The Dykeside! These two best mates and talented comedians know how to put on a comedy show like no other!

The Dykeside started in 2016 with three founding comics. One comic left in 2017 and another fitted in nicely in the 2017 shows. Then that comic left in 2018, leaving Bobby and Lori thinking that perhaps something was wrong with them? Lori blamed Bobby and Bobby blamed Lori. Both are too stubborn to leave each other so The Dykeside lives on as a duo.

Expect stand-up and singing from both comics, some over-the-top dance moves from Bobby and non-stop heckling and laughs from Lori throughout the show.

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Leon Wilks
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Leon Wilks

Free // Front Bar

Leon has been in rock bands since the 1990's but is now going solo to bring a more melodic one man show, full of peace, love and a bit of rock and blues. Written more than 100 songs to date including several guitar instrumental compositions

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Apr
3
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Comedy Fest Spectacular Moulin Beige
Apr
2
7:30 PM19:30

Comedy Fest Spectacular Moulin Beige

Band Room // Concession $20, Full Price $30 or Show and Meal deal $40.

Join us for our Comedy Festival Spectacular!

Featuring this festival’s most outstanding and unconventional physical comics, satirists, stand ups, musical comics & clowns.

Expect the Unexpected’ – Heckler

‘It’s a treat of a night, especially where the level of talent is concerned’- Australian Stage

THE LINE UP:

Tash York - Award Winning Cabaret Star

‘Hilariously innovative comedy cabaret’ - Theatre People

Jacqueline Mifsud- Stand Up Superstar

‘One of those true 'see it before she blows up' types’ - Pedestrian.TV

The Birdman and Egg - Comedy Circus Legends

‘Idiosyncratic geniuses’- The Scotsman

Winner, 'Best Circus' -Melbourne Fringe

Liz Skitch - Satirist & MC

‘Anarchic comedy’ – The Age

Pamelas Palace - Beauty Salon Satire

‘An outstanding sitcom comic creation’- The Scotsman

Varietyville - Award Winning Variety Stars

Daniel Oldaker and Rani Huszar

‘World-class performers’- Rip It Up

Andi Snelling - Physical Comedy Powerhouse

‘Nightmarishly funny’- The Age

Anya Anastasia - Musical Comedy Misfit

WINNER 'Pick of the Edinburgh Fringe' - Voice Mag.
WINNER 'Best in Fringe' - The Advertiser.

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Piano Atmospherix
Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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Bob Hutchison
Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

Bob Hutchison

Free // Front Bar

Folk musician Bob Hutchison's performances marry his singular tenor voice, dynamic finger-picked guitar and lively bluegrass-inspired rhythms
with a consummate troubadour's sensibility.

Bob's songs are vibrant, his narratives and characters vivid with action and antiquity. His deft lyricism spans tall-tales, philosophical imagery
and melancholy ballads with confidence and wisdom.

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Esstee Big Band
Mar
31
3:00 PM15:00

Esstee Big Band

Band Room // $10

Esstee Big Band is Melbourne’s hardest-swinging 18-piece jazz ensemble. Synonymous with toe-tapping, swing dancing good times, Esstee Big Band performs the best of the classic big band vocal repertoire, as well as the most exciting instrumentals and original compositions in town. Featuring fabulous singers Margot Leighton and Zac Teichmann, Esstee has played around Melbourne for the past 15 years, including regular performances at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, The Spotted Mallard, The Penny Black, Manchester Lane, Stonnington Jazz and many more. If you like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Connick Jr, Nina Simone, Michael Buble or even a bit of Basie, Mingus or Ellington, then Esstee Big Band is the band for you!

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Adrian Whyte
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

Adrian Whyte

Free // Front Bar

Adrian Whyte takes the instrumental format of a small jazz combo and runs through all kinds of territory, from contemporary renditions of pop classics to traditional jazz, these guys will have you guessing tunes and tapping your feet. The perfect backdrop to a few drinks and conversation. Checkout Adrian Whyte's Old Jazz New School album on Spotify and you'll know what you're in for!

Website // Spotify

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Perolas 'Santiago' Single Launch
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Perolas 'Santiago' Single Launch

Band Room // $10

We are pleased to put together an eccentric night at our favourite venue ’The Wesley Anne’ this March! We look forward to sharing our new single 'Santiago' with you after our recent creative hiatus, and coming back from our travels in Chile, South America.

Epic Supports:
Ernest Aines & Is It Light Where You Are

Përolas is an electro-acoustic duo, featuring Liana on Harp & Vocals, and Fabian on Guitar, Trumpet, Keyboard and live electronic Beats. With a modern approach to traditional instruments and eclectic cultural roots, Përolas bring a unique and intriguing essence to their music. From local venues to music festivals, the duo love to connect with diverse audiences and engage them in music that is familiar and played in new and interesting ways. To date, the duo has been featured on PBS FM for the release of their original music, performed internationally in Chile, and currently work across the Melbourne music scene. Përolas offer a very unique musical experience, the only duo in Australia to bring the harp into the contemporary acoustic-electric realm by coupling this ancient instrument with loops and ableton live. They have an rnb flavour, from up-tempo beats to ethereal soundscapes.

Instagram // Youtube // Spotify

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Rat Child
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Rat Child

Free // Front Bar

Rattlebrained soul-blues and part-personal part-political storytelling from a Melbourne swamp rat. Mellow grooves and mindful meditations to move you and make you think. Set to a thick layering of soulful R&B vocal harmonies and jazzy rhythm guitar, Rat Child's powerful soul vocals are combined with her particular knack for earnest storytelling, inspired by the traditions of blues and folk music. Seeing herself as both artist and activist, Rat Child's lyrics reflect this and her personal vulnerability, as well as her drive for social change is translated through every performance.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

View Event →
Piano Atmospherix
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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